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July 29, 2023

Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2023, as we travel to Abingdon, VA, to visit The Virginia Highlands Festival and then see the matinee of Footloose at the historic Barter Theatre – the state theatre of Virginia.

You can shop for unique handcrafted items with the Arts & Crafts exhibitors at the festival. There will be time for lunch (on your own).

Our matinee at the Barter is the high-energy musical based on the 80’s movie. When Ren and his mother leave Chicago and move to the rural community of Belmont, Ren finds himself at odds with most everyone, including the powerful Reverend Moore. As a result of a recent tragedy, Moore has convinced the town fathers to outlaw dancing. With the help of Ariel (Moore’s daughter) and Willard (his new friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let teenagers dance again, and in the process, helps to heal the whole town.

PRICE PER PERSON: $90. Full amount is due when reservation is made.

PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip Parks and Rec bus/van, visit to the Virginia Highlands Festival, matinee ticket to Footloose at the Barter Theatre, a tour host.

DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATIONS: The Roanoke Parks and Rec bus/van will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the overflow parking lot of Valley View mall, Roanoke, VA (overflow parking area is between Belk and I-581). We pick up at 7:45 a.m. at the Food Lion, exit 137, Salem, VA. We then pick up at Hardee’s, exit 118, Christiansburg, VA.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The trip is based on a minimum amount of paid participants by July 3, 2023. If we cancel, a full refund will be given. If you cancel before July 3, a refund less $40 (ticket penalty) will be awarded. After July 3, there will be no refunds.

REGISTRATION: Call Roanoke Parks and Recreation at (540) 853-2236 or register online at: Registration link:

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July 29, 2023